Are you itching for some Disney magic, but a trip to the happiest place on earth just isn’t in the immediate future? What about a trip to the happiest place – in your mall?!
The Disney Store – has activities for kids all through the summer, and the best part is that they are FREE!
Here are 3 ways to enjoy your favorite Disney Store!
1. Go to the opening Ceremony!
You know how Disney World & Disney Land open their parks with such fun fanfare and magic? Well, maybe you didn’t know that many Disney Stores do the same thing! Call your Disney Store location ahead, and ask them when and if they do an opening key ceremony. At my local Disney store they use a huge keyhole and key to open up the store. Children waiting to enter get to help use the “Key to Imagination” to open the store to much music and lights. Its super cute – and free!
2. The Disney Store offers organized kids activities at the store!
First – check out your local Disney Stores event calendar. Kids will be led through a series of fun and casual activities that have to do with a particular theme. This weekend we attended an event based on the new Disney movie “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Kids earned flight Certificates after learning lots of different flying maneuvers, dropping parachutes on a target, finding hidden Planes characters throughout the store and more! And this summer there will be activities EVERY day! How much does it cost? Nothing! FREE!
3. Collect Store Pins!
If you are a lover of Disney World & Disney land you have probably heard about pin trading. But did you know that when your kids attend organized events at a Disney Store this summer, they can earn a themed pin?! They look cute all lined up on a lanyard, and again its a spot of Disney Magic that’s FREE! You can check out what character button they are giving away each week here.
I’ve always found the staff at The Disney Store to be terrific! Interacting with them, and asking them about their favorite Disney movies and characters can be fun too!
Do you have a tip for finding a little dose of Disney magic at your local Disney Store? I want to know!
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Many Thanks to Disney for providing a chance for my daughter and I to experience a Disney Store Playdate as well as a Gift Card to experience merchandise from the new upcoming movie “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” We had a great time, and as always all opinions are my own.